The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 48 50 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing HP 108 83 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.36% 2.91% 2.35%
As % of the Vendors category 7.29% 6.67% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 38
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£305 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £11.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +65.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £35.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -3.38%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1481 1245 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.09% 43.64% 47.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 575 696
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 108 112
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.43 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +28.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £31.56 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 37 £350 +7.69% 15
Cheshire +7 29 £110 -74.56% 4
Lancashire -19 14 £305 +10.90% 1
Merseyside +1 9 £438 +153.62%
Cumbria -5 2 - - 2
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 88 (41.71%) Windows
2 65 (30.81%) Microsoft
3 58 (27.49%) ITIL
4 53 (25.12%) VMware
5 44 (20.85%) Linux
6 42 (19.91%) Security Cleared
7 41 (19.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (18.01%) SC Cleared
9 36 (17.06%) SQL
9 36 (17.06%) Cisco
9 36 (17.06%) Service Management
10 34 (16.11%) Active Directory
11 33 (15.64%) Citrix
12 32 (15.17%) HPUX
13 31 (14.69%) Oracle
13 31 (14.69%) SAN
14 30 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (14.22%) MS Excel
15 29 (13.74%) SLA
15 29 (13.74%) Finance
16 27 (12.80%) DNS
16 27 (12.80%) AIX
16 27 (12.80%) MS Office
17 26 (12.32%) MCP
17 26 (12.32%) DHCP
17 26 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (11.85%) HP Quality Center
18 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (11.37%) OpenView
19 24 (11.37%) Apache

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (11.37%) Apache
2 22 (10.43%) IBM Notes
3 20 (9.48%) MS Exchange
4 17 (8.06%) Tomcat
5 16 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (6.64%) SharePoint
8 13 (6.16%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.79%) WebSphere
10 7 (3.32%) Lync
10 7 (3.32%) WebLogic Integration
11 5 (2.37%) IIS
12 4 (1.90%) JBoss
12 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (1.42%) Documentum
13 3 (1.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.95%) CMS
14 2 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 30 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 27 (12.80%) MS Office
3 5 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.95%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.95%) SAP PM
2 2 (0.95%) Exstream
2 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.95%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.69%) SAN
2 27 (12.80%) DNS
3 26 (12.32%) DHCP
4 16 (7.58%) Firewall
5 14 (6.64%) FTP
6 13 (6.16%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.74%) LAN
8 9 (4.27%) WAN
8 9 (4.27%) HTTP
9 8 (3.79%) VPN
10 7 (3.32%) Wireless
10 7 (3.32%) Network Security
11 5 (2.37%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.90%) Internet
13 3 (1.42%) NAS
13 3 (1.42%) DMZ
13 3 (1.42%) SNMP
14 2 (0.95%) PuTTY
14 2 (0.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.06%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.21%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.79%) DB2
5 7 (3.32%) MS Access
6 3 (1.42%) BODI
7 2 (0.95%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) CaliberRM
2 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.95%) Introscope
3 2 (0.95%) Toad
4 1 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (13.74%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.64%) Banking
4 3 (1.42%) Retail
4 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.95%) Billing
5 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (22.27%) Analyst
2 21 (9.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (9.48%) Service Analyst
4 15 (7.11%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) Administrator
6 12 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.69%) Tester
7 11 (5.21%) Architect
8 9 (4.27%) Consultant
8 9 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.79%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.84%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.37%) Desktop Support
12 5 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.37%) Field Engineer
12 5 (2.37%) Network Manager
12 5 (2.37%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.27%) HTML
1 9 (4.27%) CSS
1 9 (4.27%) Middleware
1 9 (4.27%) YUI
2 5 (2.37%) Web Services
2 5 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (1.90%) SOAP
4 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (1.42%) XML
5 2 (0.95%) APPC
6 1 (0.47%) LAMP
6 1 (0.47%) Java EE
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.32%) N-Tier
2 7 (3.32%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.32%) Clustering
3 5 (2.37%) CMDB
3 5 (2.37%) Replication
3 5 (2.37%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.42%) AS400
5 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.95%) RMADS
6 2 (0.95%) iSeries
6 2 (0.95%) HP Superdome
6 2 (0.95%) Life Science
7 1 (0.47%) iPad
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.47%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 88 (41.71%) Windows
2 44 (20.85%) Linux
3 41 (19.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (15.17%) HPUX
5 30 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (12.80%) AIX
7 24 (11.37%) UNIX
8 20 (9.48%) Solaris
9 18 (8.53%) Windows XP
10 13 (6.16%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (4.27%) SUSE
12 8 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.37%) Android
14 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.95%) i5/OS
15 2 (0.95%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.49%) ITIL
2 36 (17.06%) Service Management
3 22 (10.43%) Migration
4 17 (8.06%) Project Management
5 15 (7.11%) Problem Management
6 12 (5.69%) Integration Testing
7 11 (5.21%) Performance Testing
7 11 (5.21%) Test Scripting
8 10 (4.74%) Web Development
8 10 (4.74%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.27%) Release Management
10 8 (3.79%) SOA
10 8 (3.79%) MVC
10 8 (3.79%) Statistical Analysis
11 7 (3.32%) ITSM
11 7 (3.32%) Security Testing
12 6 (2.84%) Knowledge Management
12 6 (2.84%) Time Management
12 6 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (2.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.06%) SQL
2 12 (5.69%) Perl
3 11 (5.21%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.74%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.27%) VB
6 8 (3.79%) C
7 7 (3.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 6 (2.84%) Java
9 3 (1.42%) PHP
10 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.95%) RPG
10 2 (0.95%) COBOL
10 2 (0.95%) ABAP
10 2 (0.95%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.47%) C#
11 1 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (19.91%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.32%) MCP
4 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (9.95%) MCSE
6 13 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (5.69%) ISEB
8 11 (5.21%) ISTQB
9 10 (4.74%) CCNA
10 9 (4.27%) CCNP
10 9 (4.27%) MCITP
11 7 (3.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (3.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (2.37%) ACSA
12 5 (2.37%) MCDST
12 5 (2.37%) MCTS
12 5 (2.37%) ACSP
12 5 (2.37%) CCIP
12 5 (2.37%) MCSA
12 5 (2.37%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.74%) SLA
2 6 (2.84%) QA
3 5 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.48%) XenApp
4 18 (8.53%) XenServer
5 11 (5.21%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.79%) Firmware
8 6 (2.84%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.84%) vSphere
9 5 (2.37%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.95%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.47%) vCloud
11 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.47%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 25 (11.85%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (11.37%) OpenView
3 20 (9.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (6.64%) SCCM
5 9 (4.27%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.79%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.79%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (3.32%) SCOM
8 4 (1.90%) CA Wily
9 3 (1.42%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.42%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.95%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.95%) Foglight
10 2 (0.95%) WMI
10 2 (0.95%) WSUS
10 2 (0.95%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.95%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 65 (30.81%) Microsoft
2 53 (25.12%) VMware
3 36 (17.06%) Cisco
4 33 (15.64%) Citrix
5 31 (14.69%) Oracle
6 23 (10.90%) IBM
7 22 (10.43%) Lotus
8 18 (8.53%) Dell
9 17 (8.06%) Sun
10 14 (6.64%) Red Hat
11 13 (6.16%) EMC
11 13 (6.16%) SAP
12 11 (5.21%) Symantec
13 10 (4.74%) BMC
13 10 (4.74%) 3PAR
14 9 (4.27%) TIBCO
14 9 (4.27%) Apple
15 8 (3.79%) F5
16 7 (3.32%) Juniper
16 7 (3.32%) Compaq
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